Salihorsk Young Front activist appeals bike race ban

2012 2012-07-20T13:47:04+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Salihorsk activist of the Young Front opposition movement Andrei Tychyna has lodged a complaint against a ban imposed on holding a bicycle race marking the anniversary of the 1995 controversial referendum.

The appeal submitted to Minsk Regional Court refers to a number of apparent abuses of the national legislation and the country’s obligations under the international human rights treaties. In particular, the activist says the town executive authorities violated Art. 19 and 21 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which guarantee freedom of expression and peaceful assembly.